Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini

The Spruce / Crystal Hughes

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
275 Calories
0g Fat
34g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 91mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The apple pie martini is everything we love about the appletini set of cocktails; it simply takes a different spin on the flavor. This easy vodka cocktail is filled with the taste of an old-fashioned apple pie. It's a delight come autumn, and it will keep you satisfied through the winter months.

Apple martini recipes are everywhere, and it's nice to have a recipe that's a little different, a little special, and a little less "puckery." This recipe fits the bill perfectly and combines sweet vanilla with apple cider and cinnamon. The result is a comforting, warming effect that reminds you of homemade apple pies, the holidays, and fond memories of family and friends.


  • 1 ounce premium vodka

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla liqueur

  • 2 ounces apple cider

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 dash freshly squeezed lime juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apple Pie Martini ingredients

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  2. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    Apple Pie Martini ingredients poured into a cocktail shaker

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  3. Shake well.

    Shake the cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Apple Pie Martini poured into a glass

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How Strong Is the Apple Pie Martini?

Though every apple pie martini will be slightly different depending on your liqueur choices, we can at least give you an estimate on the drink's alcohol content. It's light in comparison to other martinis because the amount of apple cider almost equals the amount of liquor. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how this one stacks up.

Assuming you mix an 80-proof vodka with a 70-proof vanilla liqueur, the apple pie martini will be about 19 percent ABV (38 proof). To put this into perspective, a drink like the chocolate martini often weighs in at 26 percent ABV.


  • The vanilla liqueur: There are a number of premium vanilla liqueurs that are a fit for this apple martini. For this specific recipe, a little extra spice is actually a very good thing.
  • Tuaca: This liqueur is a blend of vanilla and citrus, which plays nicely in this cocktail. If using it, skip the lime juice.
  • Galliano L'Autentico: An herbal liqueur with vanilla in the foreground, backed by a little anise and other herbs and spices. It makes a very flavorful apple pie martini.
  • Licor 43: Another blended herbal liqueur with a vanilla focus, it is one of the preferred substitutions in cocktails that once called for Navan.
  • Bols Vanilla: Possibly the closest to Navan, the Bols version of vanilla liqueur is very vanilla. It is sweet, has delicate citrus notes, and is fantastic in many cocktails.
  • The vodka. As with most vodka martinis, you'll want to go top-shelf in the apple pie martini. Choose from smooth vodkas like Belvedere, Grey Goose, or one of the many luxury vodkas that are on the market. This is also a fabulous opportunity to use a craft vodka from one of America's small distilleries. If you like, switch to a vanilla vodka to enhance that flavor.

Recipe Variation

Just like other apple martini recipes, you can take another approach to the apple pie martini. This variation retains all of the flavors, it simply goes about it in a different way. What is nice about this version is that it eliminates the need to seek out a vanilla liqueur. Instead, the vanilla is taken over by a flavored vodka, the cinnamon comes from an easy-to-find schnapps, and we keep the cider in the forefront.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • Dash of fresh lime juice

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